Phils beat Giants 9-7

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Maikel Franco hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the eighth, Freddy Galvis homered from both sides of the plate and Odubel Herrera also went deep as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Francisco Giants 9-7 Sunday to earn their first series victory in six weeks.

The Phillies have won two in a row for the first time since a six-game winning streak April 20-27. They had lost 10 straight series before taking two of three from the Giants.

Brandon Crawford homered and drove in four runs and Eduardo Nunez also connected for San Francisco, which has lost seven of 10.

49ers sign pass rusher Elvis Dumervil

SANTA CLARA (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have bolstered their pass rush by signing Elvis Dumervil.

General manager John Lynch announced the move Monday to bring in his former Denver teammate. He said the team "added another stud to harass QBs."

The 33-year-old Dumervil has 99 career sacks in 10 seasons with the Broncos and Baltimore. He had a career-low three sacks last season for the Ravens when he was limited to eight games because of an Achilles injury. Dumervil was cut in March.

The 49ers have been seeking an outside pass rusher this offseason. Dumervil has recorded 17 sacks in both 2009 and '14 — more than every current member of the Niners other than linebacker Ahmad Brooks (53 1/2 sacks).

Wallace first black driver in Cup race since 2006

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Darrell Wallace Jr. will become the first black driver to race at NASCAR's top level since 2006 when he replaces an injured Aric Almirola this weekend at Pocono Raceway.

Richard Petty Motorsports says Wallace will be the replacement until Almirola returns. Almirola and Wallace both drive Fords, but Wallace races in the Xfinity Series for Roush Fenway Racing.

Wallace won the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in 2013 to become the first black driver to win at a national NASCAR series event since Wendell Scott earned a Cup victory on December 1, 1963.

Wallace is only the fourth black driver in one of NASCAR's top national series. Scott raced from 1961-73 in Cup, Willy T. Ribbs did three Cup races in 1986 and Bill Lester raced sporadically from 1999 until 2007 at all three national levels.

Almirola fractured a vertebra during a fiery wreck last month at Kansas Speedway. He's sidelined indefinitely.

Stricker plays his way into US Open

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Steve Stricker, the most prolific PGA Tour winner from Wisconsin, earned a spot in Wisconsin's first U.S. Open.

Stricker posted rounds of 67-65 in the sectional qualifier in Tennessee. He was leading when he finished and was assured of being among nine players who earned spots to Erin Hills Golf Club next week.

The 50-year-old Stricker has been playing a limited schedule, but he cranked it up in recent months in a bid to make the U.S. Open. He had written for a special exemption without much hope and said he was politely turned down. On Monday, he took care of it himself.

Nine other qualifiers were taking place around the country. Most of the PGA Tour players were in Ohio, where it was delayed two hours because of rain.

Sharks sign goalie Troy Grosenick to 2-year deal

SAN JOSE (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed goalie Troy Grosenick to a two-year contract extension.

General manager Doug Wilson announced on Monday the deal to keep the AHL's top goaltender from the past season under contract. Grosenick had been eligible to be an unrestricted free agent in July.

The 27-year-old Grosenick ranked second in the AHL with 30 wins, tied for second with a .926 save percentage and was third in goals against average at 2.04. He also had a league-leading 10 shutouts.

In 2014-15, Grosenick became the first Sharks goalie to record a shutout in his NHL debut by making 45 saves against Carolina on Nov. 16. He went 1-1 with a .948 save percentage and 1.53 goals-against average for San Jose that season.

Clippers to host 2 preseason games against Raptors in Hawaii

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers will host two preseason games against the Toronto Raptors in Honolulu this fall.

The games on Oct. 1 and 3 will be played at the Stan Sheriff Center on the University of Hawaii campus. That's where the Clippers will hold their training camp.

The Clippers will participate in a pregame fan fest at the Hawaii Convention Center as part of the Clippers Hawaii Classic event.

It will be the first time the Clippers have played a game in Hawaii.

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